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Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy
Growth Strategies

Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

The House of Representatives is expected to take up the Innovation Act today, but stakeholders fear that the increased paperwork required by the bill would be counterproductive.
Catherine Clifford
Latest Obamacare Delay Means Small Businesses Will Have to Wait. Again.
Growth Strategies

Latest Obamacare Delay Means Small Businesses Will Have to Wait. Again.

The launch date for the online exchange that will allow small-business owners to shop for insurance has been pushed to November 2014.
Catherine Clifford
Styrofoam Maker Offers to Cover NYC's Recycling Bill
Franchises

Styrofoam Maker Offers to Cover NYC's Recycling Bill

As the New York City Council's decision on the Styrofoam ban nears, Dart Container has offered an alternate solution.
Kate Taylor
FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin
Franchises

FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin

The FDA's decision to phase out trans fats has been met with little resistance, due to easy substitutes and consensus on the ingredient's unhealthiness.
Kate Taylor
What New York City's New Mayor Bill de Blasio Will Do for Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

What New York City's New Mayor Bill de Blasio Will Do for Entrepreneurs

A look at the policy changes Bill de Blasio pledged during his campaign that are geared toward small-business owners and entrepreneurs in New York City.
Catherine Clifford
Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It
Growth Strategies

Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It

The disparity between those losing coverage and those gaining demonstrates the private sector is, and always will be, better at managing events than the government.
Ray Hennessey
Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy
Growth Strategies

Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy

High-growth firms have a huge potential for creating U.S. jobs. According to Karen Mills, there are three key components to getting there.
Karen Mills
Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon
Starting a Business

Buffett to Congress: Stop Using Debt Limit as Weapon

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says the threat to not raise the nation's debt limit is a 'political weapon of mass destruction' both sides need to resist.
Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans
Franchises

Franchisees Suffer as Shutdown Hurts Sales, Expansion Plans

As the government shutdown stretches on, some franchisees find themselves lacking customers and in need of frozen SBA loans.
Kate Taylor
7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default
Finance

7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default

What will happen if the U.S. defaults on its debt obligations? Here are 7 possible outcomes -- and they don't look good.
Jeff Cox
Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Head Federal Reserve
Leadership

Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Head Federal Reserve

President Obama nominated Janet Yellen, who currently serves as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, to serve as the central bank's next chairman.
Lyneka Little
Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown
Franchises

Restaurants in Federal Spaces Forced to Close Doors Amid Government Shutdown

Private businesses located on national parks and in federal buildings face substantial losses during government shutdown. How should owners react?
Kate Taylor
Starbucks CEO Asks Business Leaders to Speak Out Against Shutdown
Marketing

Starbucks CEO Asks Business Leaders to Speak Out Against Shutdown

Outspoken Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is calling for business leaders to work to encourage compromise and end the government shutdown.
Kate Taylor
With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses
Technology

With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales.
Shayna Meliker